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“Naghmah” Arabic-Urdu-Farsi-Hindi-Pusto-Tajiki Music Fusion Project

Date(s) - 09/22/2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Clements Community Center


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Colorado Muslim Professionals

Unique and challenging – called the “Naghmah” Music Fusion Project. It’s still in the planning stages and we’ll be seeking people who have an ear for song and music in these languages. Inviting, singers, musicians, writers, linguists and language experts from these languages. If you are excited, love to sing and want to be part of this singing group, please look for announcements.

Please note, RSVPs will open 2 months prior to the event. There will be music, song, food and dance, so mark this on your calendar. It’s in the planning stages now.

It is an attempt to unite the diverse cultures in Denver and suburbs through song and music. In particular we’ll be experimenting with creating fusion songs from Arabic-Urdu-Farsi-Hindi-Pusto-Tajiki languages. This is a vast region of Asia between Europe and China.

Arabic – Arabic is classified as a macro-language comprising 30 modern varieties, including its standard form, Modern Standard Arabic, which is derived from Classical Arabic. There is Classical, Modern Standard and colloquial or dialectal Arabic.

Hindi – Hindi is a standardised and Sanskritised register of the Hindustani language written in the Devanagari script. Hindustani is an Indo-Aryan language, incorporates a large amount of vocabulary from Prakrit, Persian as well as Sanskrit and Arabic (via Persian).

Urdu – Urdu, like Hindi, is a Hindustani language. It evolved from Sanskrit and Prakrit, Persian and Arabic, and Chagatai, a Turkic language from Central Asia. Urdu and Turkish borrowed from Arabic and Persian, hence the similarity in pronunciation of many Urdu and Turkish words.

Farsi – Persian, Farsi or Parsi derives from an Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. Also known as Western Persian, Farsi, Dari or Dari Persian and Tajiki are variants of Persian.

Pashto – Pashto sometimes spelled Pukhto is the language of the Pashtuns, known in Persian literature as Afghāni and in Hindustani literature as Paṭhānī.It is an Eastern Iranian language, belonging to the Indo-European family.

Naghma in the various above languages has similar word in each langiage which means – “melody”, “music”, “tune”.

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